Egyptian cement workers refuse buy-out and propose self-management

Tora Cement workers on strike last December. Photo by Amr Abdallah.

The Cement workers in Tora, Helwan and Suez are refusing an early buyout scheme their Italian management is currently drafting, with the aim of cutting down the labor force.

Instead the workers want to buy the shares of the foreign management, and are proposing they (the workers) run the company themselves, promising to bring down the cement market price from LE400 per ton (expected to rise soon to LE600) to LE200.

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May 21 2007 12:17


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